For our July meeting we will be discussing the book The Compass of Pleasure (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143120751/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER) by David J. Linden.
Amazon Book Description:
As he did in his award-winning book The Accidental Mind, David J. Linden—highly regarded neuroscientist, professor, and writer—weaves empirical science with entertaining anecdotes to explain how the gamut of behaviors that give us a buzz actually operates. The Compass of Pleasure makes clear why drugs like nicotine and heroin are addictive while LSD is not, how fast food restaurants ensure that diners will eat more, why some people cannot resist the appeal of a new sexual encounter, and much more. Provocative and illuminating, this is a radically new and thorough look at the desires that define us.
Our upcoming schedule is:
August: The Social Conquest of Earth (http://www.amazon.com/Social-Conquest-Earth-Edward-Wilson/dp/0871403633/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399814958&sr=1-1&keywords=social+conquest+of+the+earth) by Edward O. Wilson
September: Our Constitution: The Myth that Binds Us (http://www.amazon.com/Our-Constitution-Myth-That-Binds/dp/0813306957/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399814996&sr=1-1&keywords=Our+Constitution%3A+The+Myth+that+Binds+Us) by Eric Black
October: Bad Pharma (http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Pharma-Companies-Mislead-Patients/dp/0865478066/ref=sr_1_2_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399815036&sr=1-2&keywords=Bad+Pharma) by Ben Goldacre
November: The Sixth Extinction (http://www.amazon.com/Sixth-Extinction-Elizabeth-Kolbert/dp/1408851229/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399815083&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Sixth+Extinction) by Elizabeth Kolbert
Please note we are meeting a week later than normal for our July meeting, in order to avoid conflicting with several other events happening the weekend of July 12 & 13. This means there will only be 3 weeks between our July and August meetings, so you may want to get a head start on our August book!